Tag Archives: war

Theater of War

We still speak of the “theater of war” even though all but the last vestiges of what our ancestors and forebearers instinctively enacted on the battlefield – the ritual of warfare – have all but disappeared, resulting in a nihilistic … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Armageddon, and Apocalypse

Lent begins this year, as always, with the imposition on worshiper’s foreheads of the ashen remains of burnt palm fronds that at a previous Palm Sunday waved hosannas to the Messiah. The words “remember you are dust, and to dust … Continue reading

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A 9|11 Memorial Remembered

Remembering the 50th on the 5th (this was initially posted on our old blog site on September 11, 2006) My father was killed in the Battle of the Bulge on January 7, 1945 a few months after I was born. … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead

Recently I have been reading In Parenthesis by David Jones. It is an epic prose poem dealing with his experience in World War I between December 1915 and July 1916. TS Eliot, in an introduction to the book, called it … Continue reading

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